Friday February 12, 2016
It seems that Iraq will continue to haunt the American people for the indefinite future. And it should. Including the Persian Gulf intervention, the 11 years of sanctions, the no-fly zones, the post-9/11 invasion and and occupation, and the post-occupation bombing, the U.S. government has killed, injured, and maimed several hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens.
There is also the massive destruction of homes, businesses, automobiles, infrastructure, and other property in Iraq.
There are also the Iraqis who were rounded up, tortured, sexually abused, or executed, including those at Abu Ghraib.
Finally, today there are US presidential candidates who are practically foaming at the mouth in the hope that they will have the opportunity to order US troops to wreak even more death and destruction on Iraq, this time under the rational of attacking ISIS.